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Recently, we've been feeling a bit like we're living in an episode of The Jetsons, at least when it comes to our beauty products. Things have gotten so crazy high-tech with our primping that it's practically turned into the Brave New World of beauty (that has such products in it). From ingredients that self destruct to potions grown from your own stem cells, it seems there's really nothing that's out of our reach, these days.
To separate fact from fiction, we interviewed experts, spoke with R&D teams, read research papers, and even tried a few products ourselves to get the lowdown on the latest and greatest in high-tech beauty. The following technologies are all true, but they might still leave you asking: Is this real life?
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